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Princeton University Library Collection of Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Materials

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Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000

Biographical Note on P. L. Travers from "Guide to the papers of P L Travers in the Mitchell Library State Library of New South Wales":

P L (Pamela Lyndon) Travers, the creator of the well - known nanny Mary Poppins, was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland on 9 August 1899. While the name Travers is a family name which she adopted, there is no explanation for her other adopted name, Pamela, which she rarely uses preferring to be known as P L. Little is known of Travers' family and personal life despite the fact that she stems from a long established family. Her great grandfather, Robert Archibald Morehead, came to Australia in 1841 as manager of the Scottish Australian Company. His considerable holdings eventually included Bowen Downs, the largest pastoral station in Australia. Morehead's elder son Robert was Travers' grandfather. Robert's daughter Margaret was Travers' mother.Travers' father, Travers Robert Goff, died while his three daughters, of whom P L Travers is the eldest, were quite young. Irish born, he had migrated to Australia after a period spent tea picking in Ceylon. After her father's death, Travers moved with her mother and sisters to New South Wales. She went to school at Normanhurst in Sydney. While still in her teens, Travers' poems and articles began to appear in Australian newspapers and magazines. She later wrote for both the Bulletin and Triad. For approximately two years she wrote a human interest column for a daily newspaper. She worked in the cashier's office of the Australian Gas & Light Company and, briefly during the early 1920s, she toured New South Wales as an actor and dancer with the Alan Wilkie Shakespearean Touring Company. In 1924 Travers left Australia for England. Since that time she lived in England and, periodically, in the United States. Around 1960 she made her only return visit to Australia. In Ireland in 1925 she met the poet George Russell (AE) who, as editor of The Irish Statesman, had accepted some of her poems for publication and invited her to Dublin. Through Russell, Travers met W B Yeats and other Irish poets who fostered her interest in and knowledge of world mythology. Many of her own poems appeared in The Irish Statesman and a number of anthologies. Travers' first real literary success was the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins. Like later books in the series, Mary Poppins was illustrated by Mary Shepard, the daughter of Ernest Shepard who illustrated A A Milne's Winnie the Pooh books. Translated into more than a dozen languages, Mary Poppins was popular throughout the world. It was followed in 1935 by a sequel, Mary Poppins Comes Back. The tetralogy was completed with the publication of Mary Poppins Opens the Door (1944) and Mary Poppins in the Park (1952). Four other Mary Poppins titles have been published, the latest Mary Poppins and the House Next Door, in 1989. Although unhappy with the 1964 Disney film version of Mary Poppins, despite her own involvement with the production, the film stimulated wider public interest in P L Travers and her work. It is from this time that articles by Travers about her work began to appear in magazines and journals. She received invitations to lecture in the United States and was Writer in Residence at Radcliffe Hall, Harvard University (1965 -1966) and at Smith College (1966). Travers made frequent visits to the United States where she lived during World War II, and from 1969 until 1977. Myth and fairy tale, important elements in the original Mary Poppins books, recur in Travers' later works, notably Friend Monkey (1971), a novel in three parts based on the monkey god Hanuman from the Indian epic Ramayana; and About the Sleeping Beauty (1975) containing six versions of the fairy tale including one by Travers herself. P L Travers was honoured with an OBE in 1977 for her contribution to literature. In 1978 she was installed as a Doctor of Humanities at Chatham College, Pittsburg, USA. She died in 1996.

Travers, P.L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996

Biographical note on Mary Shepard from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, by Roger T. Stearn:

Shepard [married name Knox], Mary Eleanor Jessy (1909–2000), artist and illustrator, was born on 25 December 1909 at Red Cottage, Shamley Green, Wonersh, near Godalming, Surrey, the only daughter and younger child of Ernest Howard Shepard (1879–1976), painter and illustrator, and his wife, Florence Eleanor Chaplin (d. 1927). She enjoyed a happy childhood at Red Cottage, attended St Monica's, Tadworth, near Epsom, Surrey, and was 'finished' at the Villa Ste Monique in Auteuil. In 1926 she and her brother Graham accompanied their father on his sketching trips to A. A. Milne's home in the Ashdown Forest, Sussex, and played with Christopher Robin. For her, he reacted as someone who had never known 'anyone older than himself actually playing games with him' (The Independent). She trained at the Slade, London, under Henry Tonks and Randolph Schwabe. She worked as an artist, had two exhibitions in London, and won a prize for etching in Paris. Pamela Travers, an Australian then unknown, had her children's book, Mary Poppins, accepted by the publisher Gerald Howe and they hoped E. H. Shepard would illustrate it, but he had too much work. P. L. Travers saw a Christmas card designed by Mary Shepard, then aged twenty-three, and chose her to illustrate the book, published in 1934. P. L. Travers was demanding—she insisted that the pictorial Poppins resemble the peg doll she had as a child and 'have no figure' (Daily Telegraph)—and Mary Shepard's drawings defined the image of Mary Poppins and contributed much to the success of the book and its sequels, all of which she illustrated: the last was Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The illustration of Mr Banks was based on a family friend, Edmund George Valpy Knox (1881–1971), editor of Punch, whom she married on 2 October 1937. She inherited her father's confident line-work and feeling for the integration of drawing with the text, and she was meticulous in research. Her work of the 1930s indicates that she could have become a prominent book illustrator, but after her marriage she did little such work and became somewhat depreciatory of her talents as an illustrator. She had no children, but she was a second mother to her two stepchildren, Rawle Knox, journalist, and Penelope Fitzgerald, the novelist. They lived at St John's Wood, London, and during the Second World War she served as an air-raid warden, kept chickens, and grew vegetables. After the war they moved to Hampstead, London, where Knox died in 1971 and where she continued to enjoy entertaining family and friends. Following a long illness she died on 4 September 2000 in Highgate Nursing Home, 12 Hornsey Lane, Islington, London.

A collection of correspondence, sketches, proofs, notes, and legal documents related to the lives and careers of author P. L. Travers (1899-1996) and illustrator Mary Shepard (1909-2000).

Box 1: P. L. Travers correspondence, drafts, and notes. Box 2: P. L. Travers correspondence, drafts, and notes. Box 3: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books. Box 4: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books. Box 5: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books. Box 6: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books; Mary Shepard correspondence. Box 7: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books; P. L. Travers family photographs.

Artwork and some correspondence purchased from: Aleph Bet, 16 Feb 1999; and David Miles, 1 November 1999 and 21 November 2002.

This collection was processed by Miranda Marraccini in 2015. Finding aid written by Miranda Marraccini in 2015.

Four collections were combined to create this archive in 2015. No materials were separated during 2015 processing. The orginal order and organization of the items was maintained.

Publisher
Cotsen Children's Library
Finding Aid Date
2016
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Collection Inventory

Arrangement

Box 1: P. L. Travers correspondence, drafts, and notes. Box 2: P. L. Travers correspondence, drafts, and notes.

Scope and Contents

A collection of correspondence, sketches, proofs, notes, personal writing, and legal documents relating to the life and career of P. L. Travers (1899-1996)

Physical Description

2 boxes

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Materials related to "The Shortest Stories in the World," by P.L. Travers, published in Games Magazine, November/December 1977. Later collected in "What the Bee Knows" (1989).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

"The shortest stories in the world," TLS Children's Books, 1977 July 15. 1 folder.
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"The shortest stories in the world," by P.L. Travers. Published in T.L.S. Children's Books, July 15, 1977. Pages 857-858.

Physical Description

1 folderOne newspaper page folded in half, printed recto and verso.30 x 40.3 cm

"The Shortest Stories in the World," Proof Copy for Games Magazine, 1977. 1 folder.
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Proof copy of "The Shortest Stories in the World," by P.L. Travers, for Games Magazine, November/December 1977. Note at top of first page reads "Earlier rough proof / (Artist's paste-up) / already seen by you". Several corrections copied from an earlier proof: "alone" for "along", "knew" for "new". New blue corrections (several x's) marked next to images and a few paragraphs.

Physical Description

1 folderThree pages, stapled together.21.6 x 35.6 cm

"The Shortest Stories in the World," Games Magazine, 1977 November. 1 folder.
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"The Shortest Stories in the World," by P. L. Travers, published in Games Magazine, November/December 1977, Pages 52-54. Note on top of first page in P. L. Travers's(?) hand reading: "Written for "Games" New York."

Physical Description

1 folder2 separate pages, each printed recto and verso. With seven color illustrations to accompany the story and one black and white photograph of Travers.20.9 x 28 cm

"The Death of AE: Irish Hero and Mystic", 1982. 1 folder.
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"The Death of AE: Irish Hero and Mystic," essay by Pamela Travers. Published in "The Celtic Consciousness," ed. Robert O'Driscoll (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1981) and later in "What the Bee Knows" (1989). This version is photocopied from the edition of "The Celtic Consciousness" published by George Braziller in New York, 1982. The volume is a selection of 55 essays by scholars who attended a Celtic symposium in 1978. On the top of the first page, in P. L. Travers's hand: "From the Celtic Consciousness Edited by Prof. Robert O'griscoll (sic) Celtic Dept Toronto University Published by Braziller N. Y.".

Physical Description

1 folder12 separate pages photocopied from a printed book; the bottom part of each page is torn off (does not affect text).Approx. 21 x 23.5 cm

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Newspaper clippings and correspondence related to the San Francisco Public Library's decision to ban Mary Poppins due to its "derogatory" treatment of minorities. Also some items relating to Travers's book "Two Pairs of Shoes".

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1 box

Photocopied letter from Phil Hager, 1980 October 13. 1 folder.
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October 13, 1980; A photocopied letter from Philip Hager of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Bureau, to "Maria." Encloses an article by Hager entitled "Censorship Issue Raised: 'Mary Poppins' Banned from S. F. Library Shelves' " that ran on October 7, 1980 in the Los Angeles Times. Article discusses the library's decision to ban the book beacuse it "treats minorities in ways that are derogatory." Mentions changes Travers made (in 1977) to the depiction of black characters in the book.

Physical Description

1 folder3 pages printed only on recto. 1 page in first sleeve, 2 pages in second sleeve.21.6 x 27.9 cm

"Mary Poppins and other outcasts", 1980 October 24. 1 folder.
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"Mary Poppins and other outcasts," a brief article (no author, but perhaps Travers herself? see next file, "Correspondence", item 5), published in the Christian Science Monitor, October 24, 1980. The article discusses the banning of Mary Poppins by the San Francisco Public Library on account of its treatment of minorities; it goes on to condemn censorship of children's books more generally.

Physical Description

1 folder1 newspaper page, printed recto and verso.Approx. 29 x 37 cm

Letter from Margaret K. McElderry to P. L. Travers, 1980 December 9. 1 folder.
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December 9, 1980; from Margaret K. McElderry, New York, to P. L. Travers, London. Margaret K. McElderry, Director of Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Atheneum Publishers, writes to P. L. Travers discussing the San Francisco Public Library's decision to ban Mary Poppins from its shelves. Refers to an article in the Christian Science Monitor (item 2 above) about the issue. McElderry advises Travers on revisions Travers has proposed to Mary Poppins, intended to "remove all possibility of offense to any minority group". Includes a handwritten postscript (page 4) criticizing illustrations in a recent edition of Two Pairs of Shoes by Travers.

Physical Description

1 folderFour pages. Page 1: typewritten on Atheneum Publishers letterhead stationery; pages 2 and 3: typewritten on unmarked stationery; page 4: handwritten on smaller paper.page 1: 21.4 x 28 cm; page 2 and 3: 21.6 x 27.9 cm; page 4: 13.8 x 17.8 cm

Three Newspaper Articles, 1980 November 23-December 14. 1 folder.
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Three photocopied newspaper articles: "Virginia Library Fights for Books That a Minister Labels Obscene," The New York Times, December 14, 1980; "Calls for Banning of Library Books Rise Sharply Since Reagan Victory," The New York Times, December 11, 1980; "Middle Eastern flavor in fall's best books," the Sun-Times, November 23, 1980. The first two discuss censorship (banning library books); the last is a review of Travers's book "Two Pairs of Shoes".

Physical Description

1 folder3 brief photocopied articles from newspapers.12.2 x 21.6 cm; 12.9 x 21.6 cm; 8.3 x 16.7 cm

Letter from Francelia Butler to P. L. Travers, 1980 November 10. 1 folder.
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November 10, 1980; from Francelia Butler, Professor of English, University of Connecticut, to P. L. Travers, London; In the wake of the ban on Mary Poppins in the San Francisco Public Library, Professor Butler writes to ask Travers to contribute an article on censorship to Children's Literature, a critical annual published by the University of Connecticut (see next item and item 4 in "Correspondence", next file). Includes an anecdote about Travers's understanding of race in Mary Poppins.

Physical Description

1 folderOne typewritten page on letterhead: "The University of Connecticut, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English"21.6 x 27.9 cm

Letter from Francelia Butler to P. L. Travers, 1980 December 6. 1 folder.
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December 6, 1980; from Francelia Butler, Professor of English, University of Connecticut, to P. L. Travers, London; In the wake of the ban on Mary Poppins at the San Francisco Public Library, Professor Butler has asked Travers to contribute an article on censorship to Children's Literature, a critical annual published by the University of Connecticut (see previous item). Travers has done so, and this is Butler's note of thanks. Yet she is waiting for permission to publish the letter from Travers's agent, which she seems to have been refused (see next file, Correspondence, item 4). Butler says that she will preserve Travers's letter to her in the Rare Book Room at the University "as it is a priceless document".

Physical Description

1 folderOne typewritten page on letterhead: "The University of Connecticut, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English"21.6 x 27.9 cm

Scope and Contents

Letters to P. L. Travers spanning May 20, 1979-September 4, 1991. Most are from her agent, Harriet Wasserman, and from various publishers, including Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Topics of interest include: Mary Poppins banned from San Francisco Public Library (see previous series), subsequent revisions to Mary Poppins, television rights to Mary Poppins, possible stage productions of Mary Poppins, royalties, family wills, and distribution of P. L. Travers's papers after her death.

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Chronological.

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1 box

From John Cairney, 1979 May 20. 1 folder.
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May 20, 1979; from John Cairney, Director of Shanter Productions Theatre Consultants, Edinburgh, to P. L. Travers, London; Mr. Cairney writes to discuss his intention "towards an ultimate theatrical manifestation of MARY POPPINS"--he has already spoken to Travers on the subject.

Physical Description

1 folderOne typewritten sheet. Letterhead: "Shanter Productions Theatre Consultants (Scotland), John Cairney, Director".21 x 29.6 cm

From Richard M. Ader, 1980 March 5. 1 folder.
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March 5, 1980; from Richard M. Ader, of Greenbaum, Wolff & Ernst, Miami; to Pamela L. Travers, London; Ader, Travers's lawyer, writes to discuss the possibility of selling her papers to various universities, including Princeton. Ader asks for a list or some idea of the extent of the papers, and asks Travers what sort of price she imagines asking for them.

Physical Description

1 folderTypewritten on two sheets of letterhead paper ("Greenbaum, Wolff & Ernst").21.6 x 27.9 cm

From Richard M. Ader, 1980 April 11. 1 folder.
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April 5, 1980; from Richard M. Ader, of Greenbaum, Wolff & Ernst, Miami; to Pamela L. Travers, London; Ader, Travers's lawyer, writes again to discuss the possibility of selling or giving her papers to various universities in Britain or the U.S. Asks Travers to consider what she might accept in return, including academic honors or money.

Physical Description

1 folderTypewritten on two sheets of letterhead paper ("Greenbaum, Wolff & Ernst").21.6 x 27.9 cm

From Michel M. Grilikhes, 1980 June 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

June 17, 1980, from Michel Grilikhes, Beverly Hills, to Pamela Travers, Dublin; Mr. Grilikhes was the producer of Disney on Parade, which featured Mary Poppins. He now asks if Travers will entertain an offer to create a new stage prodcution of Mary Poppins.

Physical Description

1 folderOne typewritten page, embossed at top with "Michel M. Grilikhes".Approx. 18.4 x 26.6 cm

From Harriet Wasserman, 1980 July 2. 1 folder.
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July 2, 1980; from Harriet Wasserman, of Russell & Volkening Literary Agents, New York, to P. L. Travers; a memo; Discusses payment for possible publication of an essay in the Christian Science Monitor (possibly the one in "Mary Poppins Banned from San Francisco Library" series, item 2).

Physical Description

1 folderTypewritten on one half-size sheet of letterhead paper.17.2 x 21.6

Telegram from Harriet Wasserman, 1980 July 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

July 26, 1980; from Harriet (presumably Travers's literary agent Harriet Wasserman), London, to P. L. Travers, London; stamped "Western Union International Inc."; Harriet praises "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" as "A real gift. Splendid. Illuminating.", noting "A letter follows." Pencil note on verso (a series of numbers).

Physical Description

1 folderOne Western Union telegram, stamped with date and time. One sheet of paper.21.4 x approx. 23 cm

Envelope from Francelia Butler letter, undated. 1 folder.
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Undated envelope from letter sent from Dr. Francelia Butler, University of Cennecticut, to P. L. Travers, London; probably from one of the letters from Butler in the series "Mary Poppins banned from San Francisco Library", items 5 and 6.

Physical Description

1 folderBrown paper envelope with address labels and sticker ("By air mail / Par avion").22.9 x approx. 26 cm

From Harriet Wasseman, 1980 November 18. 1 folder.
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November 18, 1980; from Harriet Wasserman, of Russell & Volkening Literary Agents, New York, to P. L. Travers; a memo; Wasserman discusses the banning of Mary Poppins by the San Francisco Public Library (see previous series). Discusses whether Travers should make a direct statement.

Physical Description

1 folderTypewritten on one half-size sheet of letterhead paper.17.2 x 21.7 cm

From Harriet Wasserman, 1980 December 5. 1 folder.
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December 5, 1980; from Harriet Wasserman, of Russell & Volkening Literary Agents, New York, to P. L. Travers; a memo; Wasserman addresses "the matter" between Travers and Professor Butler, the publication of an essay on censorship in the University of Connecticut's journal Children's Literature (see items 5 and 6 in "Mary Poppins banned from San Francisco library" series). Wasserman assures her "it is forgotten," seeming to advise against any publication. Also discusses reduced royalties on an edition of Mary Poppins.

Physical Description

1 folderTypewritten on one half-size sheet of letterhead paper.17.9 x 21.6 cm

From Barbara Lucas, 1981 January 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

January 23, 1981, from Barbara Lucas, Editor-in-Chief of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Children's Books, New York, to Pamela L. Travers, London; Lucas discusses Travers's proposed solution to the controversy set off when the San Francisco Public Library banned Mary Poppins (see previous series): a new illustration by Mary Shepard.

Physical Description

1 folderTypewritten on one sheet of letterhead paper ("Harcourt Brace Jovanovich").21.7 x 28 cm

From Kay Kappas, 1981 February 11. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

February 11, 1981, from Kay Kappas, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, to Pamela L. Travers, London; Kappas, an administrative assistant, writes to tell Travers that her "material" has arrived at the publisher (presumably material related to the 1981 revision of Mary Poppins, the "Bad Tuesday" chapter).

Physical Description

1 folderOne typewritten sheet of letterhead paper (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.).21.7 x 28 cm

From Harriet Wasserman, 1981 February 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

February 13, 1981; from Harriet Wasserman, of Russell & Volkening Literary Agents, New York, to P. L. Travers; a memo; Wasserman discusses the revisions Travers has made to Mary Poppins (the "Bad Tuesday" chapter). Travers's acceptance of reduced royalties on the new edition is conditional upon the changes being made.

Physical Description

1 folderTypewritten on one half-size sheet of letterhead paper.17.7 x 21.6

From Linda Zuckerman, 1981 February 18. 1 folder.
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February 18, 1981, from Linda Zuckerman, Editorial Director, Viking Junior Books, New York, to Pamela L. Travers, London; Zuckerman writes a short note to inform Travers that her book "Two Pairs of Shoes" has been selected as a Notable Book by the American Library Association

Physical Description

1 folderOne typewritten sheet of letterhead paper ("The Viking Press Publishers").21.7 x 27.9 cm

From Barbara Lucas, 1981 February 20. 1 folder.
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February 20, 1981, from Barbara Lucas, Editor-in-Chief at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Children's Books, New York, to Pamela L. Travers, London; Lucas assures Travers of her publisher's continued support in light of various perceived offenses. Addresses the San Francisco Public Library incident and the revisions to Mary Poppins (see previous series).

Physical Description

1 folder2 sheets of letterhead paper ("Harcourt Brace Jovanovich").21.7 x 28 cm

From Barbara Lucas, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Harriet Wasserman, 1981 March 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Richard M. Ader, 1981 March 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Diane Moglen, 1981 April 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Maria Modugno, 1981 September 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Philip (?), 1982 June 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Colin A. McLaren, 1983 March 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D.M. Dooling, 1983 March 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Contract for television rights to Mary Poppins, 1984 March 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Fiona Lawson, 1987 July 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Fiona Lawson, 1987 July 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Concerning Moya Travers's Will, 1987 September 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Iain Rodger, 1989 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Ken", Temenos Academy, circa 1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ilene Cooper, 1991 May 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D.M. Dooling, Parabola, 1991 June 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Matthews, circa 1991. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Gail Penston, 1991 July 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ellen Draper, 1991 August 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Liz Attenborough, 1991 August 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Joyce Nakamura, 1991 September 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Clifton Fadiman, 1968 August 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Sir Martin Charteris, 1976 December 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Staffan Bergsten, 1977 February 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Miss Worthington, circa 1978 January 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Miss Worthington, 1978 January 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Miss Worthington, 1978 March 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Dr. Ravi Ravindra, circa 1978 April 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Dr. Ravi Ravindra, 1978 April 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Dr. Ravi Ravindra, 1978 April 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Mr. Taylor, 1978 December 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Miss Fitch, 1979 January 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Harriet Wasserman, 1979 June 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Mary Shepard, 1979 June 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Miss Bray, 1979 October 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To James H. Hawn, 1979 November 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Jeff Church, 1979 November 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Jonathan Cott, 1979 November 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Parabola, 1979 December 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Linda Zuckerman and to Harriet Wasserman, 1979 December 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Sylvia Brooks, 1980 January 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Harriet Wasserman, 1980 January 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Mr. Franklin, 1980 January 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To the Scots Ancestry Research Association, 1980 January 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Mircea Eliade, 1980 January 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Harriet Wasserman, 1980 January 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Woman's Hour, 1980 March 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To the Editor of The Irish Times, 1980 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To the Editor of The Irish Times, 1980 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To the Editor of The Irish Times, 1980 March 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Harriet Wasserman, 1980 March 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Unknown, 1980 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Mrs. Vaughan, 1980 May 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Susan Bergholz, 1980 May 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Mr. Yarish, 1980 September 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Francelia Butler, circa 1980 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Harriet Wasserman, 1981 February 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Barbara Lucas, 1981 February 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Margaret K. McElderry, 1981 March 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Harriet Wasserman and Timothy (?), 1981 March 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Kathleen Bursley, 1982 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Claire Smith, 1982 October 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To John Rush, 1983 January 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To John Rush, copy, 1983 January 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Claire Smith, 1983 January 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Doro Russell(?), 1983 March 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To John Rush, 1984 April 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To John Rush, 1984 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To James Hamilton, 1986 November 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Dr Wangyal, 1989 May 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Ron Baron, 1989 May 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Staffan Bergsten, 1989 May 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Eugene Reynal, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Unknown, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Staffan Bergsten, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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To Louise Welch, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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To B.D.(?), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Adrian House, 1969 July 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Laura Jackson, 1970 September 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Adrian House, 1970 November 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Brian Sibley, 1972 August 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Joseph Campbell, 1975 December 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Staffan Bergsten, 1979 May 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Mary Shepard(?), 1979 June 6-1989 April 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Joseph Campbell, 1980 February 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jonathan Cott, 1981 February 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Kersy Katrak, 1981 June 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Richard M. Ader, 1982 May 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kersy Katrak and Usha Katrak, 1982 September 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Adrian House, 1988 March 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Laurens van der Post, 1988 November 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ron Baron, 1989 January 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Staffan Bergsten, 1989 May 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Philip Jebb, 1991 May 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Philip Jebb, 1991 June 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Janice Brent, 1995 February 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Adrian House, 1995 August 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Joseph Campbell, 1965 September 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Spinnens Acre Junior School Correspondence, 1983 February 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

28 letters and one form letter response. Letters are from the students at the Spinnens Acre C. P. Junior School, Kent, to P. L. Travers. The children describe their favorite parts of "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" and draw pictures.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Letters from David Higham and associates, P. L. Travers's London literary agents. Includes enclosures from Walt Disney Productions as well as various lawyers. Topics of interest include: theatrical production of Mary Poppins, television production of Mary Poppins, film production of Mary Poppins sequels, sale of Travers's personal papers, book royalties, and international editions of the Mary Poppins series.

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1 box

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1980 May 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1981 November 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1982 January 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1982 January 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1982 April 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to Lord Goodman, 1982 April 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jane Carter to John Rush, 1982 May 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to Arthur J. Klein, 1982 May 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1982 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to Jane Carter, 1982 May 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1982 June 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1982 June 15. 1 item.
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1 item

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1982 August 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1982 August 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bruce Hunter to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bruce Hunter to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Denise Palmer to P. L. Travers, 1982 November 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Denise Palmer to P. L. Travers, 1982 November 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Cree to P. L. Travers, 1982 December 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1982 December 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Thea J. Kerman to John Rush, 1982 December 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1982 December 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to Jules Fisher, 1983 January 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. Chody, 1983 January 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1983 April 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1983 April 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1983 April 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Karen Teece to P. L. Travers, 1983 May 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1983 May 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1983 June 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1983 July 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1983 July 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1983 August 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Thea J. Kerman to John Rush, 1983 July 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1983 August 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1983 November 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1983 December 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1983 December 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1983 December 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 January 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ed Self to John Rush, 1984 January 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Christopher Gorog to John Rush, 1984 February 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1984 February 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 February 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 February 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 February 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush (?) to P. L. Travers, 1984 February 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Christopher Gorog to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1984 April 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 April 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 April 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Renate Fasold to P. L. Travers, 1984 April 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1984 May 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 June 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1984 October 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1986 March 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1987 November 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Korn to P. L. Travers, 1987 June 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1988 January 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Tony Crouch to P. L. Travers, 1991 May 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ania Corless to P. L. Travers, 1991 June 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Rush to P. L. Travers, 1991 November 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Martin Kaplan to John Rush, 1991 November 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bonny Laycock to P. L. Travers, 1992 July 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Artist's proofs and pencil sketches for Mary Poppins books.

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1 box

"Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" Artist's Proof, circa 1987-1988. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mr Stringer turns very pink" Artist's Proof, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mary Poppins: Tailpiece for 'Christmas Shopping' " Artist's Proof, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Artist's Proof of a man with binoculars, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of pirates, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of dolls from Pollock's Toy Museum, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of women in early nineteenth-century dress, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of early nineteenth-century clothing, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of a policeman, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of tropical trees, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of bears, foxes, a dove, and Orion, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketch of an old man reading, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketch of a fisherman's wife hanging laundry, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of swords, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of swords, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of sword hilts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of young bears, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of Feverfew, Marjoram, and Oregano (herbs), circa 1981-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketch of post office, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketch of cats, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Small sketches of plans and animals, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of Mary Poppins, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of mowers with scythes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketches of a machine, cats, and people, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sketch of "People of Leningrad being amazed", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" Musical, circa 1985. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

First draft of "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane," a musical that was never produced. Book by Jules Feiffer, "Based on the Stories by P. L. Travers." Typewritten, with both photocopied annotation and handwritten annotation by P. L. Travers.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Artist's proofs for "Mary Poppins ABC" and "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen."

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1 box

"Mary Poppins ABC" page mock-up, circa 1961-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Suggestions for Illustrations for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Tuesday" artist's proof for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Saturday" artist's proof for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Sunday" artist's proof for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Thursday" artist's proof for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" page mock-up, circa 1981-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Notes by P. L. Travers. Subjects include: autobiographical, myths, fairy tales.

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1 box

"Where Did He Come From?" typed drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typed autobiographical notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Handwritten notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typed notes on myths and fairytales, circa 1976 June-July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typed notes on myths and fairytales, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typed notes on "The Return Journey", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typed notes (with newspaper clipping) on Mary Poppins and myth, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typed autobiographical essay, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Typed autobiographical childhood story, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Typed lecture draft, 1979 October 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Pencil sketches on tracing paper for Mary Poppins books.

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1 box

Pencil sketches of early nineteenth-century schoolboy and cab, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of Jane, honeysuckle, and fern, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketch of palm tree, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of a farm worker and dog, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Roughtly shaded pencil sketches of the Banks family in modern dress, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of a schoolboy, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of a floorplan and interior furnishings, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of a boy, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of a classroom and birds, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketch of figures in a park, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Thursday" pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketch of a woman consoling a man, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketch of a bear on hind legs, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketch of a man throwing a hat, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pen sketch of a rabbit with white pigment, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of dancing people and cats, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pen sketch of Gemini with herbs, circa 1981-1982. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pen sketch of Banks kitchen floorplan, circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketches of Mary Poppins and animals, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketch of Mary Poppins cooking, circa 1974-1975. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mary Poppins and the House Next Door", circa 1980s. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten draft of "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door," with many corrections and incriptions in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" is the final book in the Mary Poppins series, published in 1988.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" Proofs, circa 1987-1988. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two drafts of "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door," the final book in the Mary Poppins series, published in 1988. The first is a photocopied typewritten manuscript with both photocopied corrections and pencil notation in the hand of P. L. Travers. The second item is an early proof copy of the book that shows the page layout, with notes that describe each illustration and its location.

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1 folder

"Mary Poppins" and "Friend Monkey" dust jackets, circa 1970-1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Eight dust jackets or paperback cover proofs for books by P. L. Travers. Includes: Two copies of Mary Poppins (1966 British edition); Mary Poppins from A to Z (1991 American); Mary Poppins in the Kitchen (1991 American); Mary Poppins (1964 British); Mary Poppins in the Kitchen (1979 American); Mary Poppins Opens the Door (1962 British); and Friend Monkey (1985 British).

Physical Description

1 folder

"Admit One" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two typewritten drafts of "Admit One," which became a chapter in "What the Bee Knows," (1989) a collection of essays by P. L. Travers. Most of the pieces in "What the Bee Knows" had been previously published in Parabola, although this essay was not. The first draft is heavily corrected and annotated in ink in the hand of P. L. Travers, and in a second hand in pencil. The second draft is unmarked.

Physical Description

1 folder

"The Bird and the Word" Draft, 1991 July 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft of "The Bird and the Word," P. L. Travers essay published in Parabola 16:4 (Winter 1991). Word-processed draft with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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1 folder

"The Celestial Root" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two drafts of "The Celestial Root," P. L. Travers essay published in Parabola 14:3 (Fall 1989). The first is a handwritten draft in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. The second is a typewritten draft with corrections in black ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. Accompanied by a note.

Physical Description

1 folder

"The Endless Story" Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three drafts of "The Endless Story," which was published in Parabola in 1988, and became a chapter in "What the Bee Knows" (1989). All three drafts are typewritten, and all are annotated and corrected in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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1 folder

"The Interviewer" Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two drafts of "The Interviewer," which was published in Parabola in 1988, and became a chapter in "What the Bee Knows" (1989). The first draft is handwritten in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. The second draft is typewritten, with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Lively Oracles" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft of "Lively Oracles," which was published in Parabola in 1986, and became a chapter in "What the Bee Knows" (1989). The draft is typewritten, with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Monte Perdido" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two drafts of "Monte Perdido," which was published in Parabola in 1988, and became a chapter in "What the Bee Knows" (1989). The draft is typewritten, with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

Physical Description

1 folder

"The Makers" Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two drafts of an essay titled "Making" or "The Makers." The first draft is written in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. The second draft is typewritten on blue paper, with deletions in white-out.

Physical Description

1 folder

"On Not Writing for Children" Drafts, circa 1974. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two Drafts of "On Not Writing for Children," given as a lecture at the University of Connecticut in March 1974, and published in Children's Literature, Volume 4, 1975, P. 15-22. The first is a typewritten draft with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. The second is a photocopied draft with annotations in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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1 folder

Mary Poppins Copyright Opinion, 1965 June 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Professional opinion addressing whether Disney violated copyright by copying illustrations from the Mary Poppins books in the film adaptation. Signed by John Mummery, of the firm Bulcraig & Davis. Mummery concludes: "it would...be very difficult for Miss Shepard's publishers to succeed in an action against Walt Disney." However, a note in the hand of P. L. Travers(?) adds: "Mr Knight succeeded by using Mary Poppins's feet - my addition to her appearance - in the 5th position," with a drawing. She also writes "Not mentioned here I received 1,000 pounds" and "Now have copyright (1985)."

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1 folder

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"Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" Draft and Legal Documents, 1974. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes: A photocopied, typewritten draft of Mary Poppins in the Kitchen (published 1975) dated June 6, 1974; the publisher's contract for Mary Poppins in the Kitchen, with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; and addendums and letters referring to the publishing contract and publisher's advance.

Physical Description

1 folder

Mary Shepard Biography Drafts, 1989. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Drafts of an unpublished biographical essay on Mary Shepard, illustrator of Mary Poppins. Some pages dated August 19, 1989 and August 21, 1989. The essay is not titled, but a canceled title on the first page reads "An Old Woman's Story." Three drafts are interspersed so that the same page of each draft can be compared. 35 pages total, all typewritten, and heavily annotated and corrected in blue and black ink and pencil. Some pages marked "fair copy." On the final page is a signed note from Mary Shepard to Dionys Moore, explaining that "this work is to go to America." Shepard writes: "This is my life story & I like to have in it those who are dear to me." Also included in this file is a legal deposit receipt, showing that in 1989 Mary Shepard deposited a copy of "In My Old Days," a book of verse by her husband E. V. Knox, at the British Library.

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1 folder

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"Maria Poppina Ab A Ad Z" Proof, circa 1968. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Proof copy of "Maria Poppina Ab A Ad Z,"a 1968 Latin language version of "Mary Poppins from A to Z." Note in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers states it is a "very rough proof."

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1 folder

"Mary Poppins from A to Z" incomplete copy, circa 1963. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Incomplete proof copy of "Mary Poppins from A to Z," published 1963. With annotations in black ink.

Physical Description

1 folder

Jules Fisher Enterprises Musical Adaptation Contracts, 1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two drafts of a contract made between Jules Fisher Enterprises and John Lydon Limited (P. L. Travers), stating the terms of an agreement to produce a "dramatico-musical" version of "Mary Poppins." The first draft is dated 1982; the second draft is dated April 13, 1983. Also included in this file are a the following miscellaneous documents: a list of literary periodical editors' addresses; and four receipts for royalties dating from August 23, 1982 to October 15, 1991.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter From Mary Shepard to Dionys Moore, 1982 March 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A letter from Mary Shepard, illustrator of the Mary Poppins books, to Dionys Moore. Shepard discusses her wish to use the professional name "Mary Knox" (her married name) and advises Moore on how to publish a children's book she has written.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Lore of the Fairy Tale" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft of a lecture or talk beginning "The Lore of the Fairy Tale?" Typewritten draft with numbered pages and annotations in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Letters to Mary Shepard (Knox), illustrator of the Mary Poppins books, spanning 1943 March 19-1968 September 25. From business correspondents, most notably her agent A. S. Knight.

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1 box

From Curtice Hitchcock to Mary Shepard, 1943 March 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From J. G. Howe to Mary Shepard, 1944 January 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From David Higham to Mary Shepard, 1946 November 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to Eugene Reynal, 1950 March 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Larienice(?) Jones, Harcourt Brace and Co., to Mary Shepard, 1950 July 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Eugene Reynal to Mary Shepard, 1950 October 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From J. G. Howe to Mary Shepard, 1951 November 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From J. G. Howe to Mary Shepard, 1951 November 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From J. G. Howe to Mary Shepard, 1951 November 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From J. G. Howe to Mary Shepard, 1952 April 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From J. G. Howe to Mary Shepard, 1952 September 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From J. G. Howe (?) to Mary Shepard, 1952 November 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From William W. Vickery to Mary Shepard, 1953 March 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Rosamond Ramsey to Mary Shepard, 1953 March 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Cadness Page to Mary Shepard, 1953 March 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Patricia Cohen to Mary Shepard, 1957 July 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Anna Bier to Mary Shepard, 1958 April 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1961 November 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to A. S. Knight, 1961 November 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1961 November 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Stitt to Mary Shepard, 1961 December 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kaye Webb to Mary Shepard, 1961 December 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1961 December 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Kaye Webb, 1962 January 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Kaye Webb, 1962 January 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 January 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1962 January 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From David Higham to A. S. Knight, 1962 January 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Kaye Webb, 1962 January 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1962 January 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to Margaret K. McElderry, 1962 February 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1962 February 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to David Higham, 1962 February 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kaye Webb to Mary Shepard, 1962 February 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to Kaye Webb (draft), 1962 February 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 February 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 February 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 February 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to Kaye Webb, 1962 March 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 March 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Evan Dunnell to Mary Shepard, 1962 March 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Margaret K. McElderry, 1962 April 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Margaret K. McElderry, 1962 May 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 May 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 May 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1962 July 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 July 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1962 August 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Evelyn Zerzanek to Mary Shepard, 1962 October 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1962 October 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1962 November 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1962 December 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Sheila M. Watson, 1963 June 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Lheda(?) Stallworth to Mary Shepard, 1964 February 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to Susan Dickinson, 1964 March 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Extract from letter from Harcourt Brace to A. S. Knight, 1964 March 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan Dickinson to Mary Shepard, 1964 April 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Stitt to Mary Shepard, 1964 April 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to P. L. Travers, 1964 April 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan Dickinson(?) to Mary Shepard, 1964 April 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bjorn Dalgren to Mary Shepard, 1964 May 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1964 May 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan Dickinson to Mary Shepard, 1964 June 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth D. Crawford to Mary Shepard, 1964 July 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1965 January 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1965 February 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mary Shepard to Collins Publishers, 1965 February 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to David Higham, circa 1965 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Adrian House, 1965 March 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Gordon Fielden to A. S. Knight, 1965 April 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Edward A. Hodge to Mary Shepard, 1965 April 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Edward A. Hodge, 1965 April 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D. F. Ainsworth to A. S. Knight, 1965 July 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to D. F. Ainsworth, 1965 July 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Maria Hunt to Mary Shepard, 1965 August 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to C. James, 1965 September 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1965 October 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to C. James, 1965 October 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to D. F. Ainsworth, 1965 October 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Sheila Stafford to Mary Shepard, 1965 November 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1965 December 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to David Higham, 1965 December 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1966 February 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Edward A. Hodge, 1966 March 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to E. T. L. Marriott, 1966 April 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1966 October 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1966 October 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1966 October. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1967 April 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1967 April 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Sotheby & Co to A. S. Knight, 1968 February 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jane Borchers to Mary Shepard, 1968 February 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, circa 1968 September 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1968 September 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Louise Orr to A. S. Knight, 1968 July 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Mary Shepard to A. S. Knight, 1968 July 20. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1968 July 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1968 September 3. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1968 September 6. 1 folder.
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From Margaret K. McElderry to Mary Shepard, 1968 October 2. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1968 October 7. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Barbara Zimmerman, 1968 October 28. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1968 November 15. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1968 December 30. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1969 January 17. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to A. S. Knight, 1969 March 4. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1969 March 10. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1969 May 5. 1 folder.
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Copyright certificate for "Mary Poppins Comes Back" record sleeve, 1969 May 13. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1969 June 16. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1969 June 17. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1969 October 24. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to A. S. Knight, 1969 November 1. 1 folder.
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Copyright certificate for "Mary Poppins From A to Z" record sleeve, with letter from A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1969 November 10. 1 folder.
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From Sotheby & Co to A. S. Knight, 1970 May 4. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Elizabeth D. Crawford, 1972 April 10. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to John Ferrone, 1972 April 17. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Mary Shepard, 1974 July 30. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to P. L. Travers, 1974 September 27. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to Barbara Lucas, 1975 January 21. 1 folder.
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From Barbara Lucas to A. S. Knight, 1975 January 21. 1 folder.
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From Barbara Lucas to A. S. Knight, 1975 January 27. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to P. L. Travers, 1975 February 3. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight to P. L. Travers, 1975 February 5. 1 folder.
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A. S. Knight card with to-do list, undated. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Barbara Lucas, 1975 February 18. 1 folder.
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From Barbara Lucas to A. S. Knight, 1975 February 20. 1 folder.
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Form letter from Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1975 March. 1 folder.
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From Geoffrey Wake to Barbara Lucas, 1975 March 3. 1 folder.
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From Geoffrey Wake to Mary Shepard, 1975 March 4. 1 folder.
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From Meredith Charpentier to Geoffrey Wake, 1975 April 4. 1 folder.
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From Geoffrey Wake to Mary Shepard, 1975 May 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Mary Shepard to J. F. Seddon, 1975 June 24. 1 folder.
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From Barbara Lucas to Geoffrey Wake, 1975 July 29. 1 folder.
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From Geoffrey Wake to E. H. Shepard, 1975 September 17. 1 folder.
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From Barbara Lucas to Mary Shepard, 1975 September 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Geoffrey Wake to Mary Shepard, 1976 February 18. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Geoffrey Wake, 1977 March 9. 1 folder.
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From Meredith Charpentier to Geoffrey Wake, 1977 March 29. 1 folder.
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From Geoffrey Wake to Mary Shepard, 1978 February 9. 1 folder.
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From John Seddon to Mary Shepard, 1978 October 3. 1 folder.
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Mary Shepard to Miss E. Stevens, Curtis Brown Ltd. (draft), 1979 June 15. 1 folder.
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From Michael Hamilton to Mary Shepard, 1979 August 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Arlene F. Pinhasik to David Higham Associates, Ltd., 1980 June 23. 1 folder.
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From Jaqueline Korn to Mary Shepard, 1980 July 1. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Jaqueline Korn, 1980 July 3. 1 folder.
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From Jaqueline Korn to Mary Shepard, 1980 July 14. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Alene F. Pinhasik, 1980 July 15. 1 folder.
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From Enid Fairhead to Mary Shepard, 1980 October 24. 1 folder.
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From Jane Fior to Mary Shepard, 1981 March 6. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Nan Johnson, 1981 March 29. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Nan Johnson (draft), 1981 June 19. 1 folder.
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From Susan Dickinson to Nan Johnson, 1981 June 4. 1 folder.
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From Enid Fairhead to Mary Shepard, 1981 November 16. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Susan Dickinson (draft), 1982 October 1. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Karen Matula, 1982 October 1. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Nan Johnson, 1985 August 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Yuji Takeda to Mary Shepard, 1986 January 23. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Christine, Millenium Fund, 1986 July 17. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to P. L. Travers, 1986 July 21. 1 folder.
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From "D" to Mary Shepard, undated. 1 folder.
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From Susan Dicksinson to Mary Shepard (incomplete), undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on Mary Poppins artist's rights and royalties, circa 1978. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Mr. Hitchcock, undated. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Nan Johnson (draft), undated. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Edward A. Hodge, undated. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to Unknown, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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List of original Mary Poppins drawings to be sent to Sotheby's, 1969 April 24. 1 folder.
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List of original Mary Poppins drawings to be sent to Sotheby's, 1969 October. 1 folder.
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List of original drawings for "Mary Poppins Opens the Door", undated. 1 folder.
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List of original drawings for "Mary Poppins in the Park", undated. 1 folder.
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List of original drawings for "Mary Poppins" and "Mary Poppins Comes Back", undated. 1 folder.
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List of original drawings for "Mary Poppins Opens the Door" and "Mary Poppins in the Park", 1968 February 16. 1 folder.
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List of original drawings for "Mary Poppins" and "Mary Poppins Comes Back", undated. 1 folder.
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Letter from Mary Shepard to Susan Dickinson (draft), undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on royalties from the Hungarian edition of Mary Poppins, undated. 1 folder.
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From Mary Shepard to A. S. Knight, circa 1960-1961. 1 folder.
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From A. S. Knight (?) to Mary Shepard (draft), undated. 1 folder.
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"The Pooh-Poppins connection" newspaper clipping, 1982 May 21. 1 folder.
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Receipt for illustrations and jacket, 1962 July 31. 1 folder.
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Receipt for illustrations and jacket, "Mary Poppins from A to Z", 1962 June 29. 1 folder.
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Receipt for typing, "Mary Poppins from A to Z", 1962 February 15. 1 folder.
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Receipt for typing, 1962 March 23. 1 folder.
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Receipt for payment from P. L. Travers, 1965 May 12. 1 folder.
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Receipt for foreign use of Mary Poppins illustrations, 1966 December 22. 1 folder.
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Royalty statement, 1975 April 25. 1 folder.
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Copyright agreement for "Mary Poppins Painting Book", 1968 May 20. 1 folder.
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Royalty statement, 1974 October 25. 1 folder.
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General Release contract between Mary Shepard, Harcourt Brace & World, and P. L. Travers, 1966. 1 folder.
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Scope and Contents

Letters concerning a proposed film based on the P. L. Travers book "Mary Poppins Comes Back."

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From Martin Kaplan to John Rush, 1988 December 12. 1 folder.
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From Martin Kaplan to John Rush, 1991 November 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mary Poppins Comes Back" Treatment by Perry Howze and Randy Howze, 1991 January 16. 1 folder.
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"Mary Poppins Comes Back" Treatment by P. L. Travers and Brian Sibley, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mary Poppins Comes Back" Film: P.L. Travers and Brian Sibley Screenplay, 1989 October. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed and bound draft of "Mary Poppins Comes Back," a screenplay by Brian Sibley and P. L. Travers for a film that was never produced. Dated "REVISED/ October, 1989."

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"Mary Poppins Comes Back" Film: Perry and Randy Howze Screenplay, 1992 January 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed and bound draft of "Mary Poppins Comes Back," a screenplay by Perry Howze and Randy Howze for a film that was never produced. Dated "First Draft Revisions/ January 23, 1992."

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Mary Poppins Stage Musical Outline, 1993 February 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A brief outline of "Mary Poppins / The Stage Musical," written by David Pugh. Typed and bound, with commentary in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. Also included in the file are two letters. The first is from John Rush to P. L. Travers, informing her that Disney has declined to produce the film "Mary Poppins Comes Back" and discussing the possibility of a stage musical of Mary Poppins.The second letter is from David Pugh to P. L. Travers, enclosing the outline.

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"Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" Addendum, circa 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten draft of an addendum to "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (published 1982), the seventh book in the Mary Poppins series. Titled "Addendum--or some other name" and labeled "First version." At the end of the draft is a list of herbs with their common and scientific names. This list of herbs was the only part of the addendum included in the published version of "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane." The unpublished portion of the addendum is a dialogue between the narrator and "the Explorer" about the different uses, traditions, and myths associated with various herbs.

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Scope and Contents

Plans for a Mary Poppins musical to be entitled "Cherry Tree Lane." Includes corrpesondence from Jules Fisher.

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Suggestions for a possible Broadway musical play on the theme of "Mary Poppins", 1967. 1 folder.
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"Mary Poppins" musical script, 1979 October 25. 1 folder.
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The story of "Cherry Tree Lane", 1963 March. 1 folder.
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Ideas towards a plot of "Cherry Tree Lane" for Howard S., 1968 March. 1 folder.
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Rough outline of plot for dramatic version of "Mary Poppins", 1981 October 10. 1 folder.
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Plot for dramatic version of "Mary Poppins", Undated. 1 folder.
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Rough outline of plot for dramatic version of "Mary Poppins", 1981 October 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Rough outline of plot for dramatic version of "Mary Poppins", 1981 October 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from P. L. Travers concerning dramatic version of "Mary Poppins", 1982 January 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From P. L. Travers to Wilford Leach, concerning dramatic version of "Mary Poppins", 1987 January 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence with Jules Fisher, 1982 February 5-1985 December 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1981 November 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1981 December 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1981 December 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Robert Rabinowitz to P. L. Travers, 1981 December 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher and Robert Rabinowitz to P. L. Travers: Notes on the script outline of "Mary Poppins", 1981 December 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1982 January 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers and John Rush, 1982 January 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1982 February 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to Stephen Sondheim, 1982 February 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1982 December 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to John Rush, 1982 December 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1983 May 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Nancy Knuth to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1984 April 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Telemessage from Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1984 May 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1984 September 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1985 December 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, 1988 December 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Nancy Knuth to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jules Fisher to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Wilford Leach to P. L. Travers, 1986 December 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Letters to P. L. Travers from the staff of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, publishers. Spanning 1974 April 30-1989 April 3.

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1 box

From Willa M. Perlman to P. L. Travers, 1989 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kathryn Naughton to P. L. Travers, 1985 October 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Maria Modugno to P. L. Travers, 1985 June 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Betty Schlossberg to P. L. Travers, 1985 January 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Maria Modugno to P. L. Travers, 1983 December 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Peter Jovanovich to P. L. Travers, 1983 March 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Carol Lazare to P. L. Travers, 1982 November 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Paula Bryant to P. L. Travers, 1982 November 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Devlin to P. L. Travers, 1982 August 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Anna Bier to P. L. Travers, 1981 December 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Anna Bier to P. L. Travers, 1981 November 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Peter Jovanovich, 1981 November 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Devlin to P. L. Travers, 1981 July 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Peter Jovanovich to P. L. Travers, 1981 June 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Review of "Mary Poppins" Revised Edition, from the Wall Street Journal, 1981 November 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Review of "Mary Poppins" Revised Edition, from the San Francisco Examiner, 1981 November 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Review of "Mary Poppins" Revised Edition, from Publishers Weekly, 1981 October 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Tom Silberkleit and Jerry Biederman to P. L. Travers, 1981 December 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Richard M. Ader to Chase & Bank of Ireland, 1974 April 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Michelle Poploff to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From George M. Nicholson to P. L. Travers, 1982 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Attenborough to P. L. Travers, 1984 January 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Tony Lacey to P. L. Travers, 1983 February 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Tony Lacey to P. L. Travers, 1983 February 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Letters to P. L. Travers from the staff of Parabola Magazine, spanning 1980 March 4-1994 August 3.

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From Joseph Kulin to P. L. Travers, 1994 August 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Joseph Kulin to P. L. Travers, 1993 February 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Natalie Baan to P. L. Travers, 1992 August 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ellen Dooling Draper to P. L. Travers, 1992 August 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ellen Dooling Draper to P. L. Travers, 1992 August 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Rob (?) to P. L. Travers, 1989 February 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D. M. Dooling to P. L. Travers, 1980 April 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan Bergholz to P. L. Travers, 1980 March 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan Bergholz to P. L. Travers, 1980 April 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Story of Princess Ican" Draft and Illustrations, 1993 January 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Word-processed draft of "The Story of Princess Ican," probably by Joseph Kulin, publisher of Parabola Magazine in the 1990s and 2000s. No annotations or commentary. The story is "a modern fairytale for children" about a "courageous and clever" princess. Also included in the file are three photocopied illustrations for the story, by an unknown artist.

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1 folder

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Letters from BBC staff to P. L. Travers, spanning 1966 June 8-1992 October 12.

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1 box

From Vivien Little to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Helen Everett to P. L. Travers, 1983 July 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Louise Purslow to P. L. Travers, 1983 March 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Richard Wade to P. L. Travers, 1982 November 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Louise Purslow to P. L. Travers, 1982 June 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bettina Dudkin to P. L. Travers, 1980 July 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Robert Anton Wilson to P. L. Travers, 1984 April 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Mischa Scorer to P. L. Travers, 1967 June 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Idris Parry's Third Programme Talk, "Kafka, Rilke and Rumpelstiltskin", 1965 November 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Letters to P. L. Travers from the staff of Harold Ober Associates, literary agents, including Claire M. Smith. Spanning 1981 October 20-1987 March 19.

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1 box

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1987 March 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1985 January 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 December 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 November 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 July 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 June 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 June 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyllis Westberg to P. L. Travers, 1983 May 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 May 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 May 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 February 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 February 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyllis Westberg to P. L. Travers, 1983 February 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 February 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 February 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Eric Sweeting to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From The Atlantic Monthly to Phyllis Westberg, 1983 January 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyllis Westberg to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyllis Westberg to P. L. Travers, 1982 November 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Harold Ober Associates to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyllis Westberg to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 August 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Tamora Pierce to P. L. Travers, 1982 August 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyllis Westberg to P. L. Travers, 1982 July 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 July 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 June 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyllis Westberg to P. L. Travers, 1982 June 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 June 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 June 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 May 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 April 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 March 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 February 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 January 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 February 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 January 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 January 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire M. Smith to P. L. Travers, 1981 October 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Christmas Song for a Child" Label, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Correspondence with Walt Disney Pictures relating to the Mary Poppins film. Spanning 1960-1984 March 28.

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1 box

From Walt Disney Pictures to Marty Kaplan, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Ed Self to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Christopher Gorog to John Rush, 1984 February 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Christopher Gorog to Lord Goodman, 1983 June 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From W. B. Dover to Lord Goodman, 1972 June 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Arthur Allinghan to P. L. Travers, 1965 March 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Walt Disney to P. L. Travers, 1961 April 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Cover Page for Agreement with Walt Disney, 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Dancing Home" Draft, 1984 November 27-1984 December 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Biographical article by Garnette Arledge, interviewing P. L. Travers about her childhood, Mary Poppins, myth, and other topics. Word-processed with some corrections in blue ink.

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Notes by P. L. Travers on fairy tales, myth, and other subjects.

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Notes on writing for children, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes written on an envelope, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Copy of a hymn ("Praise to the Lord"), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Two newspaper clippings: "In Search of the Inner Soul" and "Ballet's Comet", 1988 June 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Numbers" by Hester Lord, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Translation from Aratos", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Laurens", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes written over a letter from Richard Austin to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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Prayer with quotation from George Herbert, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on biography, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes: "All good things are ours...", undated. 1 folder.
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Newspaper clipping and note: "Books that shouldn't be thrown to a Caesar", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on saints and martyrs, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on "Mystical Dimensions of Islam" by Annemarie Schimmel, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes typed on index cards, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on Zen, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes written on a letter from Phyllis Keeney to Marion Winne, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Sleeping Beauty, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Roman Jakobson's afterward to Norman Guterman's translation of Afansev's collection of Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon.)", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Gustav Schwab Gods and Heroes of ancient Greece. These notes are from the introduction by Werner Jaeger.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "S.B. all three graces in one. The Triple Goddess.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Indian tribes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Sleeping Beauty, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on fairy tales, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Tricks of Women, Paul Fennimore Cooper. Albanian Tales.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on fairy tales, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on fairy tales and Gaelic culture, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Superstitions Meanings Folk Customs", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "The Folklore of the Fairy Tale, Macleod Yearsley", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on roses, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts of a "Postscript" on Sleeping Beauty, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Wise Women, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes written on "First Zen Institute of America" Envelope, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "W. W. Thirteen Spindle", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Jeremiah Curtin, Myths and Folklore of Ireland", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Odin, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Prince and Princess, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Drafts of "About the Sleeping Beauty", 1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Orpheus, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Sleeping Beauty, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on fairy tales, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Myth, Saga, Legend, Folk Tale, Fairy Tale", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on rituals, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on myth, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Excerpts from "Discourses on Vegetable Roots, Hung-Yung-ming, 1596", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Tricks of Women, Paul Fennimore Cooper. Albanian Tales.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Postcards of Sababurg, "the original Sleeping Beauty castle", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Sleeping Beauty, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on A. E., undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on Sleeping Beauty, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes: "The sun must rise in the West...", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes: "Sister goddesses of ancient Ireland", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on the Juniper Tree, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on legend, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on fairy tales, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "What is it to die?", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Venus, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Address and schedule notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on sleeping beauty, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Epics, myths and legends of India. P. Thomas", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on fairy tales, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Dornroschen by Fritz Ernst", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"F. T. Myth and Folklore", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on dragons, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on dreams, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"5 Points for New Life" Pamphlet, undated. 1 folder.
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Image of dove, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Four-leaf clover with note, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clipping from "The Listener": "The Full Circle: W. R. Rodgers on the hunting of the hare", 1962 June 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Script of "Kafka, Rilke, and Rumpelstiltskin" by Idris Parry with letter, 1965 November 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Relation Between Therapy and Learning: An Ecological Concept of Nature and Knowledge", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Funeral program for Joanna Mary Haggarty, 1994 September 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Children's Literature" by Clifton Fadiman, Encyclopaedia Britannica entry with inscription, 1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Clipping from "The Observer" about the Cherry Tree Trust and Advertisement for L. M. Boston books, 1972 January 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Pencil sketch of Theodore Roosevelt(?) and newspaper clipping of Barbara Moriarty (sister of P. L. Travers) meeting King George VI, circa 1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Flyer for Christmas service featuring P. L. Travers reading, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Transcription from "Chinese Fairy Tales, Told in English by Herbert A. Giles", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Partial draft: "Craft Stories", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Ludwig Uhland 1787-1862. On the Thor Myth.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Partial draft: "When the teachers die, the temples rise...", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Fosterage, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Excerpt "From the Introduction to Hara", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on "J. Campbell Masks of God, Primitive Mythology", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on Nietzsche and myth, undated. 1 folder.
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Partial draft of a lecture on myth, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on myth and creation, undated. 1 folder.
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Newspaper clipping: "Face to Faith", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Personal anecdote: "The Other and the Others", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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"The Phoenix Project Introductory Letter", undated. 1 folder.
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Funeral program for Dorothea Matthews Dooling, 1991 November 22. 1 folder.
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Personal anecdote about consciousness, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Letter from Kevin S. Hile to P. L. Travers regarding a biographical sketch, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from James Hamilton to P. L. Travers regarding Gertrude Hermes, 1986 November 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Julian Bach to P. L. Travers regarding a publication, 1980 February 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from M. C. Mathieu to P. L. Travers regarding puppet plays, 1991 November 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Dorothy Simmons to P. L. Travers, 1972 August 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Address for T. G. McKinstry, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on "Understanding", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Card from Mr. Basil Helal, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on Brothers Grimm books and fairy tales, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "How can we learn to know ourselves?...", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Worlds without end.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes "L[aurens] van de[r] Post in A story like the Wind", undated. 1 folder.
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Prayer, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on fear, 1966 June 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Written for Robert O'Driscoll to include in his Toronto Synopsis", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Excerpt from "Gustave le Bon, French visitor to Kathmandu, in Nepal, 1884", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Excerpt from "A Dictionary of Egyptian Civilization", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes on the hero, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on Babylon, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on Shiva, undated. 1 folder.
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Notes on Eleusis, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes: "Potter", undated. 1 folder.
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Excerpt from "The New England Primer", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Program from The Solemnity of Saint John the Divine Dedication Festival, 1975 December 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Draft of preface for "Friend Monkey", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Colin Dunston to P. L. Travers regarding her sister's death, 1987 May 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from C J Watkinson to Lord Goodman regarding remodeling of P. L. Travers' house, 1992 October 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Madame de Salzmann's words at the death of Padede [P.D.?] Ouspensky", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Newspaper Clippings About P. L. Travers, circa 1965-1994 (1965-1994). 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Clippings and photocopies of articles about P. L. Travers. Includes reviews of her books and interviews with the author.

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1 folder

Newspaper Articles by P. L. Travers, 1943-1980 (1970-1980). 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Clippings and photocopies of articles by P. L. Travers. Some are reviews of children's books. Other topics include: childhood, fairy tales, myth and tradition, writing for children, and the relationship between writer and artist.

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1 folder

Radio Interview Transcripts, 1976-1983 (1976-1984). 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three transcribed interviews with P. L. Travers. The first is an interview (with Barbara Rollock) that aired on "The World of Literature" on WNYC Radio on January 23, 1976. The second (with Colin McLaren) aired on the BBC's Radio Three "Storytellers" series on March 12, 1984. The third is undated, but titled "A Conversation with P. L. Travers/ Jerry Griswold." Topics include: Mary Poppins, the Sleeping Beauty, Friend Monkey, the childhood of P. L. Travers, myth, fairy tales, A. E., and the Navajo.

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1 folder

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Copyright Requests and Royalties Receipts, 1980-1991 (1980-1991). 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Requests to reprint excerpts from stories by P. L. Travers in textbooks, along with royalty reports for Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins and the House Next Door, Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane, Friend Monkey, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins in the Park, Mary Poppins in the Kitchen, The Complete Mary Poppins, and Mary Poppins merchandise.

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1 folder

P. L. Travers Notes on J. Krishnamurti Lectures, 1968 July 7-1968 August 5 (1968). 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typewritten notes by P. L. Travers, with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers, covering talks by J. Krishnamurti in Saanen, Switzerland.

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1 folder

Jeff Bengford Correspondence on Mary Poppins Stage Production, 1983 June 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

A letter from Jeff Bengford requesting permission to write a stage adaptation of Mary Poppins, with a list of characters, a synopsis, and two pencil sketches of sets.

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1 folder

"Mary Poppins Comes Back" Film Correspondence and Draft, 1988 March 7-1989 July 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

This file contains: a letter from Martin Kaplan, Vice President of Production at Disney, to P. L. Travers and Brian Sibley with notes on a proposed outline for a film version of "Mary Poppins Comes Back"; a letter from Brian Sibley to Martin Kaplan responding to the notes; and a revised draft of the proposed outline for the screenplay.

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P. L. Travers Handwritten Notes 1, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Notes and scratch paper. Nearly all are written in the hand of P. L. Travers; a few are typed. Nearly all are undated.Topics include: Zeus, Hesiod, Eleusis, Jesus, the Sleeping Beauty ("S. B."), Greek philosophers, the Golden Bough, fairy tales ("F.T."), the hero figure.

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1 folder

P. L. Travers Handwritten Notes 2, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Notes and scratch paper. All are written in the hand of P. L. Travers. Nearly all are undated.Topics include: T. S. Eliot, Eleusis, the Sleeping Beauty ("S. B."), fairy tales ("F.T."), the "Endless Tale," the black sheep, alpha and omega, Coleridge, hopelessness, Parabola, bees, hot cross buns, the Thames, woman fools, blame, Frank Lloyd Wright.

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1 folder

"The Fox at the Manger" Christmas Opera: Correspondence and Libretto, 1993-1994. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Mark Lawrence concerning a children's opera based on the P. L. Travers book "The Fox at the Manger." File also includes a libretto of the opera and two illustrated advertising flyers.

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1 folder

Letters from Alastair Shannon, 1977-1982. 1 folder.
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Letters from Alistair Shannon to P. L. Travers.

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1 folder

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Letters from Camillus Travers to his mother, P. L. Travers. Circa 1956-1996 November 23.

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1 box

From P. L Travers to Camillus Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From P. L. Travers to Camillus Travers, circa 1995 July 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From P. L. Travers to Camillus Travers, 1989 June 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Order to release Camillus Travers from prison, 1960 August 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1978 April 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1980 December 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1976 March 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, circa 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, circa 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, circa 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1957 February 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1959 March 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1971 December 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1975 November 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1974 November 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1976 February 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1976 July 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1976 June 2. 1 folder.
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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1972 August 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1973 July 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1985 July 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1957 February 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1957 February 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, circa 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, circa 1956-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1956 March 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1976 May 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1971 June 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1987 November 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Adam Nott to Camillus Travers, 1996 November 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1983 April 24. 1 folder.
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From Camillus Travers to P. L. Travers, 1972 December 20. 1 folder.
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Sri Madhava Ashish Correspondence and Writings, 1981-1993. 1 folder.
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Sri Madhava Ashish Correspondence and Writings, 1981-1993.

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Letters from solicitors of Goodman Derrick & Co. to P. L. Travers and other correspondents. Spanning 1959 July 3-1994 February 15.

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From Corinne Singer to Patricia Feltham, 1993 May 26. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1992 July 30. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1992 August 18. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1993 January 21. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1993 January 27. 1 folder.
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From Corinne Singer to Patricia Feltham, 1993 May 26. 1 folder.
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From Patricia Feltham to Philip Chody, 1993 June 8. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1993 June 9. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1993 June 30. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1993 July 6. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to Patricia Feltham, 1993 July 27. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to P. L. Travers, 1994 February 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Lord Goodman to Patricia Feltham, 1992 October 27. 1 folder.
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From Patricia Feltham to Lord Goodman, 1992 October 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Patricia Feltham to P. Chody, 1993 June 8. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Philip Chody to P. L. Travers, 1978 May 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kate McNeilly to P. L. Travers, 1978 May 17. 1 folder.
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From Lord Goodman to P. L. Travers, 1959 July 3. 1 folder.
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From Philip Chody to P. L. Travers, 1984 June 18. 1 folder.
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P. L. Travers Will, 1991 February 15. 1 folder.
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File includes: 1. A brief letter from P. L. Travers to the trustees of the Cherry Tree Foundation, her charitable trust. 2. A letter from solicitor Philip Chody of Goodman Derrick & Co. to P. L. Travers confirming his receipt of the will. 3. A letter from P. L. Travers to her literary executors and trustees describing her wishes for her books. 4. A will dated Ferbuary 15, 1991.

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Amateur "Mary Poppins" Stage Rights Correspondence, 1975-1981 (1975-1981). 1 folder.
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Letters to P. L. Travers, with some replies, from directors of amateur and children's theater companies asking for permission to adapt "Mary Poppins" for the stage. P. L. Travers refuses permission in each case, explaining that "the film has its own integrity," as do the books, and they cannot be mixed. She feels that a stage production that attempted to incorporate material from the film and books would fail.

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Lecture Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Typewritten draft of a lecture on children and fairy tales. A note in the hand of P. L. Travers reads: "Lecture given -- when? long ago -- I write this in 1981." The lecture itself begins: "Long ago I was taken by A. E. to a luncheon celebrating the 80th birthday of Nevinson."

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"Being an Anarchist" Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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Draft of a lecture or essay that begins "I'm an anarchist. I discovered this unlikely fact by reading my own books..." Typewritten draft with corrections in black ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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"The Usefulness of the Devil" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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An essay written from the point of view of Satan, titled "The Usefulness of the Devil." Typewritten with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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"Sunflower" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Short story or essay titled "Sunflower." It begins: "Simon! Andrew! James! John! Their names resounded on the air..." The draft is written in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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1 folder

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Letters to P. L. Travers from various publishers, 1982 October 28-1991 November 26.

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From Joan McDowell to P. L. Travers, 1983 July 6. 1 folder.
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From George Craig to P. L. Travers, 1989 February 1. 1 folder.
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From Tony Lacey to P. L. Travers, 1983 August 17. 1 folder.
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From Tony Lacey to P. L. Travers, 1983 January 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Anne Cox to P. L. Travers, 1991 November 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Stefan Ridell to P. L. Travers, 1991 November 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Michelle Poploff to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Claire Smith to P. L. Travers, 1982 October 28. 1 folder.
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From Susan Dickinson to P. L. Travers, 1983 March 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Jane," Collins Publishers, to Unknown, 1982 December 8. 1 folder.
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From Susan Dickinson to P. L. Travers, 1982 August 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Michelle Poploff to P. L. Travers, 1983 March 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Fall 1982" Promotional Book List from Delacorte Press, 1982. 1 folder.
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Advertisement for Mary Poppins books published by Puffin, 1983 July 16. 1 folder.
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"Let us go into the world of childhood" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Draft of an essay or lecture that begins: "Let us go into the world of childhood and talk about the fairy tale." Typewritten draft.

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"The Youngest Brother" Lecture Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Draft of a lecture titled "The Youngest Brother." Note in the hand of P. L. Travers reads: "Talk Given at Jung Foundation New York & also at College of Psychic Studies in London." Typewritten draft with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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P. L. Travers Dream Journal Entries, circa 1968-1978.

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Three dreams about houses, 1968. 1 folder.
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Dream about minced meat, undated. 1 folder.
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Dream about the Prince of Wales, 1976 August 12. 1 folder.
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Two dreams about men including Gurdjieff, undated. 1 folder.
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Three dreams about family, 1978 April-August. 1 folder.
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Dream about A. E., undated. 1 folder.
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Dream with an "erotic overtone", undated. 1 folder.
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Very Short Stories and Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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Typewritten notes with annotations in the hand of P. L. Travers. Most are brief traditional tales from various cultures around the world. Possibly collected for P. L. Travers' article "The Shortest Stories in the World," published in Games Magazine and TLS Children's Books in 1977. Titles of stories include "Ah!," "At the Ford," "The Hero Without a Name," "The Idol," Frog Business," "The Koan," "Once in a Blue Moon," "Pilgrimage," and "Frog Business." This file also includes drafts of original essays such as "The Rose and the Egg," "Threepenny Bit," and "Zen Moments." Some of these essays appeared in Parabola magazine or in P. L. Travers' collection of essays, What the Bee Knows (1989).

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Medical Correspondence, 1976 December 14-1994 September 14 (1991-1994). 1 folder.
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Letters from doctors, social services, occupational therapists, the benefits agency, medical equipment suppliers, and a hospice. Relating to the medical care and medical problems of P. L. Travers in the five years before her death.

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"Where did she come from? Why did she go?" Drafts, circa 1964. 1 folder.
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Typewritten drafts, with notes in the hand of P. L. Travers, of an essay titled "Where did she come from? Why did she go?" The essay is about the origin of Mary Poppins. A note by P. L. Travers reads: "Apparently this appeared in Sat. Evening Post & Woman's Mirror in the 60s." It appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in November 1964.

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"When, Where, What in Mary Poppins" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Typewritten draft with notes in the hand of P. L. Travers. Essay is titled "When, Where, What in Mary Poppins, or, if preferred, Time, Place and Circumstance in Mary Poppins."

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"Well, Shoot Me!" Draft, 1968. 1 folder.
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Two drafts of "Well, Shoot Me!," which was published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1968, then in Parabola in 1988, and became a chapter in "What the Bee Knows" (1989). The first draft is typewritten, with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. The second draft is a photocopy.

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"Speak, Lord!" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Draft of "Speak, Lord," which was published in Parabola in 1982, and became a chapter in "What the Bee Knows" (1989). The draft is typewritten, with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.

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"Something there is..." Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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Typewritten draft, with notes in the hand of P. L. Travers, of an essay entitled "Something there is..." The first line reads: "'Do you remember,' inquired the child---perhaps he was five, at the most six--how we knew each other in the first world?'"

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Notes for a character called "Mallow", undated. 1 folder.
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Notes, mostly handwritten in the hand of P. L. Travers, on a character called "Mallow." There are recordings of conversations with real people, parts of letters, memories, and other ideas that could serve as characterization.

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"What the Bee Knows" Collected Proofs and Articles, circa 1988. 1 folder.
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Collected content of "What the Bee Knows," a book of essays published by P. L. Traver in 1989. Most of the essays are reprinted from Parabola magazine or from other publications. This file collects typewritten drafts and photocopies of the previously published articles, along with a table of contents for "What the Bee Knows" and a proof of the cover illustration.

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P. L. Travers Chronology and Bibliography, undated. 1 folder.
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Typed draft, by an unknown author, of a chronology of P. L. Travers publications and a bibliography of works about and by P. L. Travers. Her birth year is incorrectly stated as 1906, when in fact she was born in 1899.

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Personal letters to P. L. Travers, 1946 April 11-1996 March 19.

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From V. A. Demant to P. L. Travers, 1956 March 23. 1 folder.
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From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1991 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kay Ercolano and from Maria (?), 1994 August 9. 1 folder.
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From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1988 January 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1988 November 8. 1 folder.
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From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1996 February 24. 1 folder.
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From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1996 February 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From P (?) to P. L. Travers, 1991 April 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Joseph Hone to P. L. Travers, 1946 April 11. 1 folder.
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From George Goulding to P. L. Travers, 1988 June 16. 1 folder.
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From Jessmin (?) to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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From Jessica Kempe to P. L. Travers, 1985 January 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Seisaku Goto to P. L. Travers, 1995 July 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Pamela King to P. L. Travers, 1984 January 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Graf K. von Durkheim to P. L. Travers, 1984 February 13. 1 folder.
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From Merlyn Thomas to P. L. Travers, 1994 October 3. 1 folder.
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From Helen Kim to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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From Rick (?) to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Alexander to P. L. Travers, 1991 October 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Alexander to P. L. Travers, 1991 November 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Alexander to P. L. Travers, 1991 November 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Alice (?) to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Sanie (?) to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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From Raizel Tiangco to P. L. Travers, 1989 February 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Simmone Reitsma-Bakker, 1982 August 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Penelope (?) to P. L. Travers, 1989 November 16. 1 folder.
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From John Beadle to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Betty Gloster to P. L. Travers, 1989 November 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John O'Neill to P. L. Travers, 1989 November 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jim Hollis to P. L. Travers, 1989 September 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D. M. Dooling to P. L. Travers, 1989 August 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Runnades to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Penelope (?) to P. L. Travers, 1989 April 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From George Goulding to P. L. Travers, 1988 July 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Stacey (?) to P. L. Travers, 1989 March 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Penelope Eyre to P. L. Travers, 1989 March 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan Bruce to P. L. Travers, 1989 February 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Martha Heyneman to Ellen Draper, 1989 February 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From David Strecker to P. L. Travers, 1988 November 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From George Hersh to P. L. Travers, 1988 August 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phyl (?) to P. L. Travers, 1988 November 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kelly Allgren to P. L. Travers, 1989 March 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Gudrun and Julia Staudacher to P. L. Travers, 1989 April 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Louis Villanova to P. L. Travers, 1989 April 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Graham Lawson to P. L. Travers, 1987 April 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Robin Langley to P. L. Travers, 1983 March 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D. M. Dooling to P. L. Travers, 1983 November 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From James George to P. L. Travers, 1983 May 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan C. Blaisdell to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From A. T. V. Wolton to Patricia Feltham (?), 1994 September 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jean Marc (?) to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jennifer Ens to P. L. Travers, 1983 September 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Louis James Lyell to P. L. Travers, 1988 January 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Patricia Demers to William Collins Sons Ltd., 1988 April 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Margaret McElderry to P. L. Travers, 1988 July 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Theo Przybyszewski to Parabola, 1988 July 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kenneth Reckford to P. L. Travers, 1987 July 19. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bonnie A. Dretos to Parabola, 1983 March 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From E. H. Wake to P. L. Travers, 1975 May 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Unknown to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Huston Smith to P. L. Travers, 1978 November 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Cairney to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From James George to P. L. Travers, 1981 June 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From John Cairney to P. L. Travers, 1979 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jenny (?) to P. L. Travers, 1995 March 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D. M. Dooling to P. L. Travers, 1991 March 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From the Symons Family to P. L. and Camillus Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Unknown to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From R. Ragland Razavi to P. L. Travers, 1988 November 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bill Gavaghan to P. L. Travers, 1992 July 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Phoebe Robinson to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Cuthur(?) E. Dodd to P. L. Travers, 1984 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Ani Tsultrim Zangmo to P. L. Travers, 1988 December 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Susan Gee Wineberg to P. L. Travers, 1989 January 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Michael Roger to P. L. Travers, 1988 May 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Janet Stewart to P. L. Travers, 1989 February 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacob Needleman to P. L. Travers, 1980 February 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kimberly Scarborough to P. L. Travers, 1984 January 2. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kenneth Walker to P. L. Travers, 1960 May 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Madge Burnand(?) to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Madge Burnand(?) to P. L. Travers, 1959 March 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1988 August 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1991 July 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1989 January 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1989 March 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1995 December 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1996 January 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1996 January 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1994 October 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Bernard Courtenay Mayers to P. L. Travers, 1994 September 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Kay (?) to P. L. Travers, 1989 February 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Penny Davenport to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Suzanna Crampton to P. L. Travers, 1996 March 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Clara Ellington to P. L. Travers, 1988 December 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Rosemary" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Marielle" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Judy Russell to P. L. Travers, 1991 April 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Tom Manning to P. L. Travers, 1991 August 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Martha Tarpey Heyneman to P. L. Travers, 1988 April 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Emmeline" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Peggy" to P. L. Travers, 1989 February 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Rob" to P. L. Travers, 1991 July 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "John" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Carlos" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Garnette Arledge to P. L. Travers, 1985 January 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Sam Copley to P. L. Travers, 1990 April 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "John J." to P. L. Travers, 1989 September 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Graham" to P. L. Travers, 1981 January 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Malcolm Jones to P. L. Travers, 1991 July 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Emmeline" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Philip Cook to P. L. Travers, 1991 August 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D. M. Dooling to P. L. Travers, 1991 June 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Marion B." to P. L. Travers, 1990 April 3. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Joanna" to P. L. Travers, 1991 March 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Patricia Demers to P. L. Travers, 1988 July 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Perry James to P. L. Travers, 1991 January 26. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Pamela Russell to P. L. Travers, 1991 April 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Vergine" to P. L. Travers, 1995 July 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Seisaku Goto to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Marion B." to P. L. Travers, 1989 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Mabella" to P. L. Travers, 1991 May 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Brigid Marlin to P. L. Travers, 1992. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Janeth R. Stewart to P. L. Travers, 1982 April 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From C. E. Pilkington to P. L. Travers, 1991 September 16. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Julie Handler to P. L. Travers, 1995 September 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Julia Paton to P. L. Travers, 1995 January 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Alice" to P. L. Travers, 1994 October 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Penelope" to P. L. Travers, 1995 October 14. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Stella M." to P. L. Travers, 1996 January 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Jacqueline Shapiro to P. L. Travers, 1996 January 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Seisaku Goto to P. L. Travers, 1996 January 21. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Satish Kumar to P. L. Travers, 1996 February 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Patricia Feltham to P. L. Travers, 1996 February 24. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From D. M. Dooling to P. L. Travers, 1991 August 5. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "A Student" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Robert O'Driscoll to P. L. Travers, 1995 May 11. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Farah" to P. L. Travers, 1991 April 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Gunila Ambjomstr (?) to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Anne Harvey to P. L. Travers, 1991 June 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Ann" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Nancy" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Tilo L. V. Ulbricht to P. L. Travers, 1993 March 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Dorcas" to P. L. Travers, 1972 January 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Matty" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Matty" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Bellina" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Katharine Starr Oliver to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Janet" to P. L. Travers, 1965 November 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Charles W. Dunn to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Phyl" to P. L. Travers, 1985 February 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Mary" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "L. L." to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Travers" to P. L. Travers, 1954 March 23. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "John" to P. L. Travers, 1993 July 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Elizabeth Alexander to P. L. Travers, 1995 March 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Robert Fellowes to R. Nissen, 1988 September 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Rita and Walter Nelson to P. L. Travers, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Patricia Demers to P. L. Travers, 1989 July 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Helen" to P. L. Travers, 1970 August 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Helen" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Helen" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Edith Cobb to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Pamela Russell to P. L. Travers, 1988 May 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Veronica" to P. L. Travers, 1995 March 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Barbara" to P. L. Travers, 1994 May 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Max" to P. L. Travers, 1994 August 4. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From James George to P. L. Travers, 1994 April 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "Sanie" to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Louis and Julie Handler, 1995 October 27-November 9. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From Philip Conford to P. L. Travers, 1995 October 31. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From "John" to P. L. Travers, 1995 November 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

From William Bryant Logan to P. L. Travers, 1994 May 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Canterbury Children's Theatre: "Mary Poppins" Script, undated. 1 folder.
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Script for an undated production of "Mary Poppins" by the Canterbury Children's Theatre in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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1 folder

"The Arrival of Mary Poppins" Typescript, undated. 1 folder.
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Typed script for "The Arrival of Mary Poppins or What the East Wind Brought," evidently a stage production with a narrator.

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1 folder

"Lead in to Christmas Shopping" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Two-page introduction to P. L. Travers' "Christmas Shopping" as well as brief notes for staging a scene for a proposed "Mary Poppins" musical production.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Drafts of poetry, mostly by P. L. Travers.

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1 box

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"ANON", undated. 1 folder.
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"ANON", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Arizona Acrostic", undated. 1 folder.
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"An Autobiography on Four Legs" by Nicholas von Hurliman, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Blair", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Beware the children of light...", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Beware the children of light...", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Thinking of Blair's Froelicher", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Thinking of Blair's Froelicher", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Carol of the Turkey and the Cock", undated. 1 folder.
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"Dark, dark is my eye and dazzled...", undated. 1 folder.
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"The Dark Heart", undated. 1 folder.
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"The dark heart", undated. 1 folder.
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"The Dark Heart", undated. 1 folder.
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"The Dark Heart", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A dream I had.", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Dream I Had", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"For Martin's Seventieth Birthday", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Gone Away--Address unknown", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Gossip" and "Marvellous", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Poem from Pamela 1962: Hand in Hand", 1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Honeymoon", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Lullaby", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Mad Moll's Songs": "Hunting" and "Comforters", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Meeting", undated. 1 folder.
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"A Memory of Childhood", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"On Moving to a New House" and "A Lady living near the Woods", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Poet", 1988 November 22. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Pool" and "Non-Sequiter--Maybe", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Prayer in a field", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Remembering a young man's childhood", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Remembering a young man's childhood", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Remembering a young man's childhood", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"A Song for Three Birthdays", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Taking a stand" and "Quad erat demonstrandum", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"To an Owl (The Self to the Self)", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Water and Stone", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Woman at the Ford" and "Prajnaparamita", undated. 1 folder.
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"The Woman at the Ford," "Prajnaparamita," and "Water and Stone", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Wound in the Heel" and "Bread upon the waters", undated. 1 folder.
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"The Wound in the Heel," "Bread upon the waters," and "My father's house has many mansions...", undated. 1 folder.
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"The black and yellow salamander...", undated. 1 folder.
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"I am sometimes sane and sometimes not...", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Christmas Song for a Child", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Christmas Song for a Child" with illustrations, undated. 1 folder.
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"Mother, Mother, I hunger & thirst...", undated. 1 folder.
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"As after loving love...", undated. 1 folder.
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"Like a grain of wheat falling...", undated. 1 folder.
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"We lived in the field, lonely...", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"After Dark", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, 1938 October. 1 folder.
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Photocopied article from "The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society," from October 1938. With notes in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. Article is titled "The Inverted Tree" by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy.

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1 folder

"If One Can Find It, So Can Another" Draft, undated. 1 folder.
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Typewritten draft with notes in the hand of P. L. Travers, of a story by Jalal' Uddin Rumi titled "If One Can Find it, So Can Another."

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Letters from Travers Robert Goff, father of P. L. Travers, to Margaret Goff, mother of P. L. Travers, and letters from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers. Circa 1900s-1928 October 18.

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Letter from Travers Robert Goff to Maragaret Goff, circa 1905-1910. 1 folder.
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Letter from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers, 1926 June 6. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers, 1928 October 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers, 1928 September 25. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers, 1928 August 7. 1 folder.
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Letter from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers, 1926 November 23. 1 folder.
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Letter from Margaret Goff to P. L. Travers, 1928 March 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Arrangement

Box 3: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books. Box 4: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books. Box 5: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books. Box 6: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books; Mary Shepard correspondence. Box 7: Mary Shepard sketches and drawings for Mary Poppins books; P. L. Travers family photographs.

Scope and Contents

Containing mostly Mary Shepard's original sketches for various Mary Poppins books, but also including Shepard's personal correspondence and various photographs of or with the Travers family.

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5 boxes

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows Orion menacing the park keeper, Mary Poppins with her arms folded, and the children with a fox gathering herbs in the foreground. Labeled "Page 24 Fair copy," and "to scale." With extensive corrections and notes, some by P. L. Travers. Final version of this illustration published on P. 42 of first edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on drawing paper with notes in pencil and in ink. 29.8 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil Sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch is a study for a detail of a larger illustration; it shows Orion menacing the park keeper and Mary Poppins with her arms folded. Final version of this illustration published on P. 42 of first edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.6 x 20.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil Sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows Orion menacing the park keeper, Mary Poppins with her arms folded, the children gathering herbs in the background, and a rabbit in the foreground. Labeled "7A." Final version of this illustration published on P. 42 of first edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 26 x 18.5 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing of Mary Poppins looking at herself in a mirror, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch of Mary Poppins admiring herself in a mirror while the children sit up in bed. With corrections in pencil by P. L. Travers. Labeled "P 54."

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on paper with notes in pencil, approx. 24.7 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Saturday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen Sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows the children helping Mary Poppins in the kitchen, with two dogs in the foreground. Labeled "(Rough) Amended Saturday traced from final (pencil) drawing." and "OK P.T." Other notes in pencil. Final version of this illustration published on P. 29 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen sketch on tracing paper with notes in pen and pencil, 29.8 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" (1988). Shows Mary Poppins and the children waving goodbye to Luti as he flies off. Two post-it notes attached to reverse contain corrections written in ink.

Physical Description

1 folderPen drawing on watercolor board 16.4 x 20.9 cm, with two post-it notes on reverse. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing of Admiral Boom, Mrs. Boom, Binnacle, and Mary Poppins, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil drawing for unidentified Mary Poppins book, possibly "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen." Shows Admiral Boom, Mrs. Boom, Binnacle, and Mary Poppins dancing. With corrections written in pencil.

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1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, approx. 25.5 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the park keeper bumping into Mary Poppins while walking backward as a crowd looks on. Labeled "No. 5." With corrections and notes, some by P. L. Travers.

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1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 22.7 x 16 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows Orion putting cherries in Mary Poppins' hat. Labeled "Page 20 Fair copy MS No. 6." With corrections and notes, some by P. L. Travers. Final version of this illustration published on P. 38 of first edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.7 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen drawing of an oval portrait of Mary Poppins with children, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen drawing of an oval portrait of Mary Poppins with children, for an unidentified Mary Poppins book.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch over pencil on drawing paper, 28 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen and pencil sketches of Mary Poppins, sun, and birds, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Small pen sketch of Mary Poppins with the sun's face, pencil sketches of birds on both sides of paper.

Physical Description

1 folderPen and pencil sketches on drawing paper, 27.9 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the park keeper with "wild trees" in the background. Final version appeared on P. 31 of first American edition. With corrections and notes, some by P. L. Travers.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper with notes in pencil, approx. 25 x 23.3 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil sketch of an oval portrait of Mary Poppins, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch of an oval portrait of Mary Poppins with two different trees. Probably for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" (1988).

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 21.2 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil sketch of an oval portrait of Mary Poppins, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch of an oval portrait of Mary Poppins with palm trees and deciduous trees. Probably for cover or frontispiece of "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" (1988). With notes in pencil, some by P. L. Travers.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 29.5 x 21 cm, with notes in pencil. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen Sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975), blue ink. The sketch is for the frontispiece and shows Mary Poppins holding a pie, with a border of kitchen ingredients. With the title "Mary Poppins Cookery Book." Notes in pencil. Final version appears on p. 37 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen sketch (blue ink) on tracing paper with notes in pencil, 29.9 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen Sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975), black ink. The sketch is for the frontispiece and shows Mary Poppins holding a pie, with a border of kitchen ingredients. With the title "Mary Poppins Cookery Book." Notes in pen. Final version appears on p. 37 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen sketch over pencil on tracing paper with notes in pen, 29.7 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The preliminary sketch is for the frontispiece and shows Mary Poppins holding a pie, with a border of kitchen ingredients. Final version appears on p. 37 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.9 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Peliminary pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the park keeper with "wild trees" in the background, and Mary Poppins and children. Final version appeared on P. 31 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 26.5 x 24.6 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows all of the characters in a circular dance, with a top spinning in the middle. With extensive notes in pen and pencil, some by P. L. Travers. Final version appeared on P. 59 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch with notes in pen and pencil on tracing paper, 29.7 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Preliminary pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the Prime Minister looking impatient. Final version appeared on P. 25 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 17 x 9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil sketch of Mary Poppins, Jane, and Michael, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Rough pencil sketch showing Mary Poppins giving Jane a chocolate bar from her handbag while Michael hugs her from behind. With notes in pencil including "first attempt." For an unidentified Mary Poppins book.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 29.4 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" (1988). Shows Mary Poppins and the children waving goodbye to Luti as he flies off.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 20.9 x 14.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen and pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The preliminary sketch shows Mary Poppins and the children having a picnic. Final version appears on p. 20 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen and pencil sketch on drawing paper, approx. 29.9 x 20.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen drawing of Mary Poppins, Jane, and Michael, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Detailed pen drawing showing Mary Poppins giving Jane a chocolate bar from her handbag while Michael hugs her from behind. With notes in pencil and pen, including one on reverse that reads "First effort / Chocolate Bar." For an unidentified Mary Poppins book.

Physical Description

1 folderPen drawing on watercolor board approx. 19.3 x 15.2 cm, with note on reverse. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 38 x 30.5 cm.

Pen and pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The preliminary sketch for the jacket shows Mary Poppins with mixing bowl and whisk. With notes in pen. Final version appears on front of jacket of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil and pen drawing on tracing paper, 29.7 x 20.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

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Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Wednesday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen Sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins, the children, and Mr. and Mrs. Turvy dancing in the kitchen. Labeled "Wednesday from Rough (1)" and "Tracing from drawing (pencil) for inking." Other notes in pencil. Final version of this illustration published on P. 15 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, 29.8 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketches for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" (1988). Several sketches of Luti, including one of Mary Poppins wrapping Luti in a scarf. Labeled "ROUGHS Mainly Luti," with many notes in pencil.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, approx. 21.4 x 15.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pen and pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Wednesday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen sketch over pencil for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins, the children, and Mr. and Mrs. Turvy dancing in the kitchen. Labeled "Wednesday." With note in pencil by P. L. Travers: "OK. but could Roberston Ay be a little more definite? P.T." Final version of this illustration published on P. 15 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen and pencil sketch on drawing paper, 29.8 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pen and pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Monday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen sketch over pencil for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins, the children, and Mrs. Corry and her daughters in the kitchen. Labeled "Monday." With notes by Mary Shepard and in pencil by P. L. Travers: "OK. all you suggest is Right P.T." Final version of this illustration published on P. 4 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen and pencil sketch on drawing paper, 29.8 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

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Pen and pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Tuesday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen sketch over pencil for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins and the children working in the kitchen while Admiral Boom looks in at the window. Labeled "Tuesday." With notes in pen by Mary Shepard and in pencil by P. L. Travers, concerning the tea towel and Admiral. Final version of this illustration published on P. 10 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen and pencil sketch on drawing paper, 29.8 x 20.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows all of the characters in a roundel, with the policeman in the foreground and Mary Poppins in the middle. Final version appeared on P. 11 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen and pencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 24.3 x 19 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch of standing Mary Poppins resting her cheek on her hand, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch of standing Mary Poppins resting her cheek on her hand, with other preliminary drawings. Possibly for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982).

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.7 x 20.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketches of Mr. Stringer, sewing machine, and cat, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch of Mr. Stringer, sewing machine, and cat. For an unidentified Mary Poppins book.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Tuesday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins and the children working in the kitchen while Admiral Boom and dog look in at the window. Labeled "Tracing from Tuesday as Rough!" With notes in pen and pencil by Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers, including "OK. But Admiral should have his telescope." Final version of this illustration published on P. 10 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.8 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch of three young children and toys, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch of three young children holding toys, one child's head, and a streetscape. For an unidentified Mary Poppins story.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 27.8 x 19 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows Mary Poppins with her arms folded and Orion in profile. Study for an illustration that appeared on p. 42 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 29.6 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Saturday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen Sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows the children helping Mary Poppins in the kitchen, with two dogs under the table. Labeled "Saturday." Other notes in pencil initialed by P. L. Travers ("P.T."). Final version of this illustration published on P. 29 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen sketch over pencil on tracing paper, 29.9 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Monday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins, the children, and Mrs. Corry and her daughters in the kitchen. Final version of this illustration published on P. 4 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 25 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Monday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins, the children, and Mrs. Corry and her daughters in the kitchen. Labeled "Monday" and "Tracing of drawing (pencil) for inking." With notes by Mary Shepard and by P. L. Travers (initialed), both on the iluustration and on a separate post-it note. Final version of this illustration published on P. 4 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.8 x 20.9 cm. Post-it note with comments written in blue ink, 7.6 x 12.7 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", 1981 June 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows Mary Poppins pushing the pram with Jane and Michael flanking her. Final version of this illustration published on P. 17 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.7 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen": "Thursday", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pen over pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketch shows Mary Poppins, the children, and Mr. Twigley having a picnic. Labeled "Thursday." With extensive notes by Mary Shepard and by P. L. Travers (initialed). Final version of this illustration published on P. 20 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen sketch over pencil on tracing paper, 26.3 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows Orion putting cherries on Mary Poppins' ear, while a fox dances and children gather herbs behind her. With notes in pencil. Final version appeared on P. 38 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on drawing paper, 29.7 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows Orion putting cherries on Mary Poppins' ear, while children gather herbs behind her. With notes in pencil. Final version appeared on P. 38 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 25 x 19.1 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door", undated. 1 folder.
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Pen drawing for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" (1988). Shows Mary Poppins and the children waving goodbye to Luti as he flies off. Labeled "Semi rough." With notes in pen and pencil.

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1 folderPen sketch on drawing paper, approx. 23.5 x 17 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen", undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in the Kitchen" (1975). The sketches show Mary Poppins holding a pie, lettering "IN THE KITCHEN," and crowns. Final version of this illustration published on P. 37 of first American edition.

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1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 20.9 x 20.5 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the park keeper weeping in the Bird Woman's lap, with details of Orion in the background. Final version appeared on P. 49 of first American edition.

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1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 29.6 x 20.9 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketches of Mary Poppins and postman, undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketches of Mary Poppins and a postman, for an unidentified Mary Poppins story.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 20.9 x 12.3 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch of Mary Poppins carried by umbrella over rooftops, undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketch of Mary Poppins carried by her umbrella over the rooftops. For an unidentified Mary Poppins story.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, approx. 16.4 x 13.5 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing of Mary Poppins in summer dress, undated. 1 folder.
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Drawing of Mary Poppins in short-sleeved summer dress with handbag and umbrella; Mary Shepard's notes written in pencil in margins. Probably for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982).

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on paper, 21 x 15.4 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

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Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the Prime Minister, Lord Mayor, and aldermen searching in the bushes. With marginal notes in pen and pencil. Final version appeared on P. 79 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing of Jane in a smocked frock, undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil drawing of Jane in a smocked frock with details of smocking. Marked "PLT (approved)." Possibly for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982).

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on paper, 25.3 x 20.3 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the Prime Minister presenting a note to the Park Keeper with a sleepwalker in the background. Final version appears on P. 25 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, 29.6 x 20.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Marry Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). The sketch shows the Park Keeper throwing his hat up in the air in front of Mary Poppins. Final version does not appear in first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, approx. 25.2 x 18.3 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch of Mary Poppins in rose hat, undated. 1 folder.
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Preliminary pencil drawing of Mary Poppins in rose hat. With marginal annotation referring to Richard Doyle: "No. 18 figures from imaginative surroundings as per Dickie Doyle." Probably for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982), possibly for "Mary Poppins and the House Next Door" (1988).

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, 29.5 x 21.1 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane" (1982). Sketch shows Mary Poppins in an an oval border of cherries, stars, and leaves. Final version of this illustration appeared on front jacket and title page of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Pencil sketch for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The sketch shows the Park Keeper sobbing in the Bird Woman's lap while Orion stands behind them. Final version appeared on P. 49 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil drawing on tracing paper, 22.4 x 17.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Preliminary pencil sketch for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The study shows the Park Keeper walking backward. Extensive marginal notes in pencil. Final version of this illustration appeared on P. 35 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPen and pencil sketch on drawing paper, 17.9 x 21.2 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil drawing for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The drawing shows the Park Keeper walking backward, bumping into Mary Poppins. Extensive marginal notes in pen and pencil. Final version of this illustration appeared on P. 35 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on drawing paper, 29.7 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil sketch on drawing paper, 29.7 x 21 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Pencil drawing for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The drawing shows the Park Keeper walking backward in front of a dark forest. Extensive marginal notes in pen and pencil. Final version of this illustration appeared on P. 31 of first American edition.

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1 folder

Pencil sketch for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Pencil drawing for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The drawing shows the Prime Minister and aldermen searching in the bushes. Marginal notes in pencil. Final version of this illustration appeared on P. 79 of first American edition.

Physical Description

1 folderPencil sketch on tracing paper, 25.5 x 23 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Scratchboard drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Scratchboard drawing for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The drawing shows Ursa Minor, Orion and Vulpecula.

Physical Description

1 folderScratchboard drawing, 15.2 x 14.5 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm.

Scratchboard drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Scratchboard drawing for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The drawing shows the Park Keeper holding Mercury's hat and shaking hands with Orion.

Physical Description

1 folderScratchboard drawing, 14.7 x 22.8 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm

Scratchboard drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Scratchboard drawing for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The drawing shows Castor and Pollux and Orion's belt. Labeled "Roughs" and "tailpiece."

Physical Description

1 folderScratchboard drawing, 22.9 x 14.7 cm. Mounted on presentation cardstock with tissue paper, 45.7 x 35.5 cm

Scratchboard drawing for "Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane", undated. 1 folder.
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Scratchboard drawing for Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane (1982). The drawing shows the Bird Woman and Columba, and the Park Keeper with wastebasket. Labeled "Rough," with other marginal notes on the scratchboard.